An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

OBO representatives will be attending and presenting at this year’s EXPO REAL Conference in Munich from October 4-6. Be sure to visit our booth A2.231!

A Global Real Estate Portfolio – Opportunities & Challenges in Embassy Development
(Hall B2, Conference room B21; Tuesday, Oct 4; 13:00 – 14:30 CEST)

  • U.S. Department of State real estate experts explain complexities of planning, developing, and operating state of the art facilities. Explore partnering opportunities in projects that frame Economic, Social and Governance principles of responsible real estate development.

Global Real Estate Portfolio – Opportunities in Housing Development
(Hall A2, Conference room A22; Wednesday, Oct 5; 15:00 – 16:30 CEST)

  • U.S. Department of State real estate experts explain complexities of developing, leasing, and purchasing housing on a global scale. Explore partnering opportunities in projects that provide safe, secure, and resilient housing in 290 locations and over 190 countries.

Introduction to OBO [25 MB]

OBO Planning and Real Estate Brochure [1 MB]


Victoria Hartke
Managing Director
Planning and Real Estate Directorate

Office of Master Planning and Evaluations

Melvin Randolph
Office Director

Wayne Nygard
Division Chief, Evaluations Division

Aaron Gasper
Division Chief, Master Planning Division

Christin Martinelli
Architect/Planner, Master Planning Division

Tanya Estep
Program Specialist, Evaluations Division

Office of Real Property Leasing

Vicki Nix
Division Chief, Major Leasing Division

Jason Janssen
Division Chief, Portfolio Management

Paul Stewart
Realty Specialist, Major Leasing Division

Office of Acquisitions and Disposals

Pierre Welch
Division Chief, Asset Management Division

Taylor Smith
Realty Specialist, Asset Management Division

Faisal Madi
Realty Specialist, Site Acquisitions Division

Office of Facility Management

Ralph Delarue
Director, OBO Regional Support Center (Frankfurt)

Office of External Affairs

Lauren Luckett
Strategic Industry Partnership

Evan Lewis
Media Relations Analyst

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future